Category: Case Studies
paley-cs
28 September 2017 - 14:45, by , in Case Studies, Metaforce, Comments off
In November of 2013, The Paley Center for Media selected Crawford Media Services to augment, edit and create descriptive metadata for its archival recordings of US broadcasts of Olympic Games and Olympic-related programs, dating back to the 1960 Olympic Winter Games in Squaw Valley and running through the 2012 Olympic Games in London.   The...
WWE-case-study
28 September 2017 - 14:29, by , in Case Studies, LIFT, Comments off
In Q1 2014, World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) launched the WWE Network, an internet-based subscription video service consisting of a traditionally programmed 24/7 stream and an extensive video-on-demand library. In Q1 2010, as part of the preparation for network launch, Crawford Media Services was selected to digitize, verify, and add descriptive metadata to approximately 26,000 hours...
BB-KING
15 September 2017 - 18:16, by , in Case Studies, LIFT, Uncategorized, Comments off
From a Mississippi cotton plantation to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, B.B. King’s influence on the musical landscape was far reaching. Nicknamed “The King of Blues”, King was known to be a very active performer, often appearing in hundreds of concerts every year. Despite the frequency of his shows, archived footage from King’s...
5 September 2017 - 18:14, by , in Case Studies, LIFT, Comments off
The Tiger Rag. Howard’s Rock. Death Valley. The storied history and traditions of Clemson Football is colorful and rich. Now, in the wake of another winning season, the Clemson Athletic Department has commissioned Crawford Media Services to digitally migrate hours of legacy football games, preserving those traditions for generations to come.   Boasting an expansive...
kqed
5 September 2017 - 17:25, by , in Case Studies, LIFT, Comments off
A news outlet that brands itself the “community-supported alternative to commercial media”, KQED has long been a source for cutting edge news, arts, and entertainment in Northern California. Over the years, KQED has reported on – and collected – countless moments of regional, state, and national significance. The station recognized the importance of preserving and...
mtv-vault-project
14 April 2017 - 14:35, by , in Case Studies, Metaforce, Comments off
Metaforce, Crawford’s cloud-based, descriptive metadata solution, specializes in onshore human generated descriptive metadata and clip selection. When Viacom specified metadata tagging as part of its MTV Vault Project, Metaforce was the ideal solution to meet the challenge. The immediate success of the project – allowing all MTV teams from MTV News to programming, promos, press...
Quantum-Lattus-archive-storage
1 March 2017 - 8:00, by , in AMBER, Case Studies, Comments off
When Crawford Media Services realized that the data it was archiving for clients was quickly outgrowing the scale and resilience limits of RAID technology, the company looked for a better alternative—one that could create an archive of unlimited size and preserve digital assets in perpetuity with 100% reliability. The answer combined Quantum’s Lattus object storage...
lift-case-study
1 January 2017 - 8:00, by , in Case Studies, LIFT, Comments off
Previously unseen footage from the documentary series, Eyes on the Prize is now available, thanks to a grant from the NHPRC, and a collaboration between the Washington University Libraries Film & Media Archive and Crawford Media Services. The footage had been practically inaccessible since the original elements were in a raw, unfinished state. The project involved...
fort-gordon
15 September 2016 - 17:06, by , in Case Studies, LIFT, Comments off
In Q1 of 2009, Crawford LIFT was contracted to do a migration project for the U.S. Army Signal Corps, located at Fort Gordon, Georgia. The collection consisted of 2,509 programs on a wide variety of video formats including 1” C-format, U-Matic, Betacam SP, VHS, D-2 and DVC Pro.   The collection’s tapes – especially the 1”...
14 September 2016 - 8:00, by , in Case Studies, LIFT, Comments off
In 2011, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting selected Crawford LIFT to provide digitization service for the American Archive Project. A substantial undertaking, the task as outlined was to digitize 35,000 hours of audio and video content across 55,000 tapes, and transcode another 5,000 hours of born digital content from approximately 100 stations from across the nation....